Pycombe Corner, N12

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Pycombe Corner is a road in the N12 postcode area



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Added: 14 Aug 2018 12:39 GMT   
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Post by Security : Schweppes Factory

michael kenny security at schweppes factory with his security dog sabre in the 1960s to the 70s many years service spent working at the factory

Marian
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Added: 18 Mar 2018 09:23 GMT   
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Post by Marian: High Street Barnet

No, it?s not the parade of shops you mention, it?s Middle Row which was demolished in 1889 and was situated to the south of the parish church literally in the middle of the High Street!

Jan
Jan   
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Post by Jan: The Fairway, N14

We lived here from 1991 until 2008. Southgate and Oakwood stations within walking distance - Oakwood the nearest. A lovely, green and spacious area with Trent Country Park a few minutes walk (opposite Oakwood Station). Good transport links to London/Enfield/Hertfordshire. Unfortunately the opening of Asda Supermarket led to a decline of the area with many of the shops closing. When we left in 2008, many of the shops were open and it was a thriving high street. Iconic Art Deco Southgate station is a sight to see. Even Oakwood station has some Art Deco features - the old newsagent kiosk. Southagate is full of history too.

There was a large dairy when we moved there, but overtime this closed and was replaced with houses (where isn?t?). Enfield Town and Gentleman?s Row are worth a visit. First cash machine at the Barclays Bank in Enfield Town

Lynne Hqapgood
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Post by Lynne Hqapgood: Hutton Grove, N12

I have a question rather than a comment. When was 80 Hutton Grove built? My parents, Eddie and Margaret Hapgood, lived at 80 Hutton Grove from 1934 until sometime during the war,and I would love to know if they moved into a new-build house during the big suburban expansion in the 1930s. Does anyone out there know?! I visited very recently to see the road and the frontage of the house for the first time.

Scott Hatton
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Added: 19 Dec 2017 20:11 GMT   
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Post by Scott Hatton: 12 Wansford Park, WD6

We moved to 12 Wansford Park during August 1960, moving out during 1967.

My parents had managed to wangle themselves into a house in London W10 which was due to be demolished by the local council. Thus the council moved them into a much better place (inside toilet!) opposite Tempsford Green in Borehamwood.

John Dye
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Post by John Dye: Cool Oak Lane, NW9

I lived at Queensbury Road, Kingsbury during World War II and used to play regularly along the edge of the Welsh Harp. About halfway along Cool Oak Lane on the south side was a pond we used to call Froggy Pond. It was the only place I ever saw a water scorpion, Nepa cinerea.
At the end of the war, all the street air raid shelters were knocked down and the rubble was piled up on the ground south of the Cool Oak Lane bridge, on the Hendon side. I remember that this heap of rubble became infested with rats and I used to watch them from the bridge. I was told that an old house on the south side of Cool Oak Lane (Woodfield House?) was once owned by the wife of Horatio Nelson. I think it later became the nurseries for plants grown for the Hendon parks.

Ron
Ron   
Added: 24 Sep 2017 22:22 GMT   
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Post by Ron: Colindale

The leather business and ’Leatherville’ was set up by Arthur Garstin, not GARSTON.
:o)

Cassandra Green
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Added: 19 Sep 2017 21:39 GMT   
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Post by Cassandra Green: Rudall Crescent, NW3

I lived at 2 Rudall Crescent until myself and my family moved out in 1999. I once met a lady in a art fair up the road who was selling old photos of the area and was very knowledgeable about the area history, collecting photos over the years. She told me that before the current houses were built, there was a large manor house , enclosed by a large area of land. She told me there had been a fire there. Im trying to piece together the story and find out what was on the land before the crescent was built. This website is very interesting.

Martina
Martina   
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT   
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Post by Martina: Schweppes Factory

The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

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Post by LDNnews: Archway

London transgender football referee and wife will renew wedding vows


Lucy Clark, 46, previously known as Nick, made history yesterday as she took charge of QPR Women v Parkwood Rangers in the London and South East Women’s Regional Football League.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6078007/Worlds-transgender-football-referee-loyal-wife-renew-wedding-vows.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Post by LDNnews: Woodside Park
This morning update will get you to work stress free

Severe delays on tubes and congestion on the roads, on the upside, the day should gradually get sunny.


http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16586001.this-morning-update-will-get-you-to-work-stress-free/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Totteridge And Whetstone
Monday road chaos: M25 crash and M1 fire - see the updates here

The M25 is closed clockwise between junctions 17 and 18 after a crash at 7.30am, and is due to remain closed for several hours. An air ambulance was called to the scene. Many roads in the area are suffering long delays.


http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16586271.m25-near-rickmansworth-closed-for-several-hours-and-m1-vehicle-fire/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Hendon Central
Evening update: Bringing you travel and weather details

Evening everyone. One or two problems on the roads and rail to be mindful of tonight.


http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16587418.helping-you-get-home-on-time/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Brent Cross
Monday road chaos: M25 crash and M1 fire - see the updates here

The M25 is closed clockwise between junctions 17 and 18 after a crash at 7.30am, and is due to remain closed for several hours. An air ambulance was called to the scene. Many roads in the area are suffering long delays.


http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16586271.m25-near-rickmansworth-closed-for-several-hours-and-m1-vehicle-fire/?ref=rss

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Colindale
Roy Hodgson won't hang Aaron Wan-Bissaka out to dry against the dangerous pace of Liverpool's Sadio Mane
This should be very entertaining. They normally are under lights when big teams come to Selhurst Park. And Liverpool are definitely big, no doubt about that. Jurgen Klopp has gradually turned them into title challengers, with more chance than anyone else, perhaps, of staying in touch with Manchester City.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/roy-hodgson-wont-hang-aaron-wanbissaka-out-to-dry-against-the-dangerous-pace-of-liverpools-sadio-a3915921.html

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Post by LDNnews: Mill Hill East
Greenwich 'hammer attack': Man arrested after mother and daughter left fighting for life
A man has been arrested after a mother and daughter were left fighting for their lives in an unprovoked hammer attack on a south-east London street.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/greenwich-attack-man-arrested-after-mother-and-daughter-left-fighting-for-life-in-horrific-hammer-a3915261.html

VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1900s
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Woodside Park

Woodside Park is a place in the London Borough of Barnet.

It is very varied in character. The area to the east of the tube station consists predominantly of large Victorian houses, many of which have been converted into flats.

The area grew because of Woodside Park station. This was planned by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway (EH&LR) and was originally opened as Torrington Park on 1 April 1872 by the Great Northern Railway (which had taken over the EH&LR).

The station was on a branch of a line that ran from Finsbury Park to Edgware via Highgate. The station was renamed within a month of opening, and again in 1882.

After the 1921 Railways Act created the Big Four railway companies the line was, from 1923, part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). The section of the High Barnet branch north of East Finchley was incorporated into the London Underground network through the "Northern Heights" project begun in the late 1930s. The station was first served by Northern line trains on 14 April 1940 and, after a period where the station was serviced by both operators, LNER services ended in 1941. The station still retains much of its original Victorian architectural character today.

The north-western part of the area, which can also be regarded as the part of Totteridge in N12 rather than N20, is sometimes called Woodside Park Garden Suburb and consists of semi-detached or detached 3 to 4 bedroom houses built in the 1950s. It includes the Woodside Park Club.

The eastern boundary of the Garden Suburb is the Dollis Brook and the southern boundary is the Folly Brook. To the south of this Suburb is an area of 1920s and 1930s houses, where many of the roads are named after places in Sussex, such as Sussex Ring and Cissbury Ring.

Between the Garden Suburb and the Northern Line is an area originally of Victorian housing. Many of the houses, including the former residence of Spike Milligan, have been pulled down and replaced by modern housing or blocks of flats. Much of this area consists of a council estate where Emma Bunton grew up.

There is a small amount of commercial activity around the mini roundabout at Chanctonbury Way, which was originally the main shopping area for Woodside Park, providing basic services such as a post office, a butcher and an ironmonger. Since the creation of North Finchley shopping parade, many of the original shops have closed down and have been replaced by specialised businesses.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Brent Lodge:   Brent Lodge was built on land which had been part of ’Warren’s Gift’, a charitable estate, sometime between 1817 and 1824.
Coathouse Farm:   Coathouse Farm was the seat of the Peacock family.
Dollis Brook Viaduct:   The Dollis Brook Viaduct carries the London Underground's Northern line from Mill Hill East station to Finchley Central station. It is the highest point on the London Underground above ground level, reaching nearly 60 feet (18 metres).
Finchley Catholic High School:   Finchley Catholic High School is a comprehensive boys’ secondary school with a coeducational sixth form in North Finchley. It accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Folly Brook:   Folly Brook is a 2 1⁄4 mile long brook.
Frith Manor Primary School:   Frith Manor Primary School is a mixed school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Lovers Walk, N3:   Lovers Walk is an old thoroughfare which was never upgraded to become a road in its own right,
Malt and Hops:   The Malt and Hops was situated at 891 High Road, N12.
Northside Primary School:   Northside Primary School is a mixed community school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Riverside Walk:   
St Andrew’s Primary School:   St Andrew’s Primary School accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Mary’s CofE Primary School:   St Mary’s is a voluntary aided mixed primary school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School:   St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School is a girls school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Sussex Ring, N12:   Sussex Ring is a junction containing a small parade of shops.
Swan and Pyramids:   The Swan & Pyramids was situated at 975 High Road.
The Holmewood School:   The Holmewood School London, is a school for 7-19-year-olds with high-functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other language, communication and social difficulties.
The Woodside Park Sports and Social Club:   
Torrington House:   The Torrington Arms (Torrington House) opened in the 1830s.
Totteridge Green:   Totteridge Green is a five hectare Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, Grade II, also registered common land.
Woodridge Nature Reserve:   Woodridge Nature Reserve is a 0.7 hectare Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation.
Woodridge Primary School:   Woodridge Primary School is a mixed community primary school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albert Street, N12 · Alexandra Grove, N12 · Anastasia Mews, N12 · Argyle Road, N12 · Arlington, N12 · Ashbourne Close, N12 · Ashbourne Court, N12 · Avenue Road, N12 · Avondale Avenue, N12 · Birkbeck Road, N12 · Brent Way, N3 · Brook Meadow, N12 · Budd Close, N12 · Burtonhole Lane, N12 · Chanctonbury Way, N12 · Chesterfield Road, N12 · Chesterfield Road, N3 · Chiddingfold, N12 · Church Path, N12 · Cissbury Ring North, N12 · Cissbury Ring South, N12 · Clements Close, N12 · Cliveden Close, N12 · Coleridge Road, N12 · Coppice Walk, N20 · Cornwall Avenue, N3 · Croft Mews, N20 · Dollis Road, N3 · Dorie Mews, N12 · Elm Park Road, N3 · Elmstead Close, N20 · Eversleigh Road, N3 · Falkland Avenue, N3 · Finchley High Road, N12 · Finchley Way, N3 · Folkington Corner, N12 · Framfield Close, N12 · Frederick’s Place, N12 · Fursby Avenue, N3 · Gainsborough Court, N12 · Gainsborough Road, N12 · Gordon Road, N3 · Grange Avenue, N12 · Green Bank, N12 · Greenway Close, N20 · Greenway, N20 · Grosvenor Road, N3 · Grove Avenue, N3 · Guildown Avenue, N12 · Hamilton Way, N3 · Harmsworth Way, N20 · Highwood Avenue, N12 · Holden Avenue, N12 · Holden Road, N12 · Hoptree Close, N12 · Howcroft Crescent, N3 · Hughes Close, N12 · Hutton Grove, N12 · Lansdowne Road, N3 · Laurel View, N12 · Laurel Way, N12 · Laurel Way, N20 · Limes Avenue, N12 · Links View, N3 · Linkside, N12 · Little Cedars, N12 · Lorian Close, N12 · Lovers Walk, NW7 · Lullington Garth, N12 · Michleham Down, N12 · Nether Close, N3 · Nether Street, N12 · Nether Street, N3 · Nethercourt Avenue, N3 · Netherfield Road, N12 · Northiam, N12 · Oakdene Park, N3 · Offham Slope, N12 · Percy Road, N12 · Poynings Way, N12 · Pycombe Corner, N12 · Riverside Walk, N12 · Rodmell Slope, N12 · Saddlescombe Way, N12 · Sellers Hall Close, N3 · Shortgate, N12 · Singleton Scarp, N12 · Southover, N12 · Springfield Close, N12 · St Andrew’s Close, N12 · Station Approach, N12 · Steynings Way, N12 · Stuart Court, N3 · The Close, N20 · The Grove, N3 · The Oaks, N12 · Theobald’s Avenue, N12 · Totteridge Green, N20 · Totteridge Village, N20 · Walmington Fold, N12 · West Avenue, N3 · Westbury Grove, N12 · Westbury Road, N12 · Whittington Mews, N12 · Willow End, N20 · Winifred Place, N12 · Wolstonbury, N12 · Woodside Avenue, N12 · Woodside Grange Road, N12 · Woodside Grove, N12 · Woodside Park Road, N12 ·
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